- Born: Aldford, Cheshire, England
- Marriage: Sir William de Stanley Knight 713,721,866
~Boyer's Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell, pg. 229, she was a widow in 7 Henry VI (1428-1429) 721
~Archaeologia Cambrensis, Vol XIV, 4th Series, 1883, p. 70, In an article titled "Sir William Stnanley" refers to Blanche as either Margaret or Blanche Ardern, daughter of Sir John Arderne of Hawarden or Harden. 864
This is how I figured out just how Blanche Arderne fit into the Arderne family:
The Visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580, 527 p. 18, shows (2)Sir John Arderne, father of (3) Blanche who married William Stanley, to be of Hawarden. He is shown as the son of another (1)Sir John Ardern of Harwarden, and brother and heir to his elder brothers, (2)Walter and (2)Thomas, who both died without issue. Besides having a daughter, (3)Blanche who married William Stanley, (1) Sir John is shown with a son named (3)Hugh Arderne, who has a son (4)Ralph Arderne, married to ______Stanely of Hooton. (4)Ralph Arderne sons shown are (5)Thomas of whom the Arderne of Leicestershire desended, and (5)John married to a daughter of Thomas Davenport.
Comparing this to the pedigree chart given by Ormerod for the Ardernes in History of Cheshire, Vol. II,, 713 pp. 85-86, I find that rather than being named John, there is a (2)Peter, son of (1)John Arderne & Alice Venable daughter of Hugh Venables (his first wife, his third wife, being Ellen Wastney). Peter's half-brothers are (2)Sir Thomas & (2)Walkelyn (Walter) and his other brother is named (2)John, all who died without issue. (2)Peter is married to Cecily, daughter and heiress of Adam de Bredbury (marriage settlement on 5 Edward III). Their son, (3) Hugh de Arderne of Harden whose son, (4) Ralph is married to Katherine, daughter of Sir William Stanely of Hooton, and their sons are, (5) Thomas (Arderne's of Leicestershire) and (5) John who has a son, (6) Ralph who is married to Margaret, daughter of Thomas Davenport.
Blanch married Sir William de Stanley Knight, son of Sir William de Stanley Knight and Margaret de Houghton 713,310.,866 (Sir William de Stanley Knight was born in 1386 in Stanley, Staffordshire, England 721 and died in 1427-1428 in England 721.)